bugGNU Wget - Bugs: bug #37329, please support news:// and snews://


bug #37329: please support news:// and snews://

Submitted by:  Noël Köthe <nok>
Submitted on:  Tue 11 Sep 2012 01:58:33 PM UTC  
Category: Feature RequestSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: None
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: trunkOperating System: GNU/Linux
Reproducibility: Every TimeFixed Release: None
Planned Release: NoneRegression: No
Work Required: NonePatch Included: No

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Tue 11 Sep 2012 01:58:33 PM UTC, original submission:


a wishlist request from a wget user:

"Wget currenly does not know what to do with news:// and snews:// URLs.

Not many tools do. Perhaps only lynx can do this at the moment. But lynx will only give a rendered version of the retrieved content. wget should be able to retrieve the raw article with all headers."

The news:// protocol is mentioned in bug #20392 Modular protocol support.

Thank you.


Noel Köthe

Noël Köthe <nok>


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